October 19, 2-3 p.m., 3rd Floor, Rundel Memorial Building
"Form, Function, and Mount Hope Cemetery"
Presented by Dennis Carr
While intended to appear as a work of nature, Mount Hope Cemetery is Rochester’s greatest example of romantic landscape design. “Reading” this cultural landscape and its evolution reveals the social, religious, economic and intellectual forces that influenced the design of the cemetery, and defined the built environment of Rochester. A veritable museum of architecture, art, and landscape design, we’ll look at how Mount Hope Cemetery fits into the greater span of American history, culture, and design, and why it is still relevant today.
Dennis Carr is a founding member and past president of The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis serves as historian for the cemetery and leads the popular Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem and Form, Function & Mount Hope Cemetery tours, to name a few. In his spare time, Dennis works for the Information and Resource Management division at the University of Rochester’s Edward G. Miner Library.